Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is the latest tool for the non-destructive and non-invasive testing of concrete. It is an effective, quick, easy, and safe way to locate embedded and/or buried obstructions prior to drilling, cutting, coring, trenching or digging.
Our state-of-the-art scanners can easily locate rebar, wire mesh, post-tensioned cable, metal and PVC conduit. GPR can also determine slab thickness and voids IN REAL TIME. No post-processing, no developing.
GPR allows for the inspection of walls, floors, ceilings, decks, tunnels, balconies, masonry walls, bridge decks, girders, bents, abutments, columns, pilasters, and more. We can calculate depths accurately to one quarter of an inch.
A major innovation of GPR is the ability to scan slab-on-grade or back-filled concrete such as tunnel walls, or underground walls found in parking facilities.
Scanning can be performed over covering materials thus eliminating the need to cut, remove or break expensive finishes like roof rubber membranes, marble, granite, carpet, linoleum, stamped concrete, laminates, etc.
GPR technology emits less radiation than a cell phone. There is no need to evacuate the premises. The work is performed during regular work hours under the site supervisor’s direct control. Our equipment can be used in close proximity to very sensitive equipment found in hospitals, hydro-electric facilities, nuclear facilities, in and around airports, and more.
Westcoast Scanning Ltd. services all of British Columbia. Our fully equipped roving service vehicles are stand alone mobile offices each capable of providing every service we offer.
We use the best equipment in the world. Our technicians are continually trained in the latest techniques and use up-to-the-minute software. All technicians are certified and have years of experience in the field.
We recognize that our clients are the most important part of our business and make every effort in all aspects to bring them the best available equipment in the world and the best service every time.